• Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Alicia Menendez: Fusion's Breakout Star

    In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. How can a news show stand out in the age of 24-hour-a-day screaming Nancy Graces and nonstop nonnews c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The Daily Show, Colbert, Letterman Take on #Fangate

    Almost as soon as #fangate went down, people were already tweeting, "Well, The Daily Show ought to have a field day with that." Naturally, last night's comedy shows couldn't help but take on Rick Scott and Charlie Crist's bizarre debate tiff over an electric fan. In fact, Jon Stewart decided to le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    José Díaz-Balart Will Host an MSNBC Show From Miami

    José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.

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    January 16, 2014
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    November 28, 2013
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    November 21, 2013

    The Daily Show and Colbert Blast Trey Radel

    The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have gotten to satirize a lot of things over the years, but they've never gotten a chance to rip into a sitting member of the U.S. Congress getting busted for drugs. That's because no such thing had happen during the shows' runs until Southwest Florida Congressm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Charlie Crist First Big Interview: He Got to Talk for 130 Seconds on MSNBC

    Shortly after Charlie Crist announced he'd be running for governor as a Democrat on Monday, word came that he'd be doing his first big cable news interview as a candidate on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. Crist was likely hoping this would be a chance to raise his national profile among MSN ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight: Miami Represents

    Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    CBS4 Replacing Elliot Rodriguez with Former Fox News Anchor

    WFOR is apparently shaking up its news anchor lineup once again. Former Fox News anchor Rick Folbaum starts next month, and according to Gossip Extra he'll be taking over Elliot Rodriguez's main anchor role.

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
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    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    The Daily Show Rejoices in Florida Being Irrelevant This Election

    Here in Florida we still haven't decided who we're going to award our 29 electoral votes too, and unlike 2000 it doesn't matter one bit."For once, Florida's clusterfucker is irrelevant," declared Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. "It's like hearing, 'Good news America, the tumor on your dong is benign. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Top Chef Cruise Sets Sail From Miami in April

    Calling all Miami Top Chef fans. Clear your calendars because you're about to set sail on the Top Chef cruise.That's right, mateys. Top Chef: The Cruise sets sail April 11, 2013 from the Port of Miami. The cruise, on board the Celebrity Constellation, will give fans of the Bravo cooking competition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    MTV Blacks Out: Network Dropped from DirecTV

    Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Inks Deal With CNN For New Show (Updated)

    Anthony Bourdain is putting more on his plate to chew on. The author and host of Travel Channel's No Reservations has just signed on to host an as-yet-untitled weekend show on CNN, as part of the cable network's expansion from news-only to food and travel shows.Launching in early 2013, the show will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Rosie O'Donnell is Selling Her Star Island Mansion for $19.5 Million

    ​Looks like Star Island is losing one of its longtime celebrity residents. Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has put her 11,000-square-foot spread on the market for a whopping $19.5 million. The real estate move comes just days after O'Donnell's talk show on Oprah's OWN network was cance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Miami DirecTV Costumers Could Miss NFL Playoff Games Thanks to Argument With WSVN

    ​It's well known that if it bleeds it leads on South Florida FOX affiliate WSVN, but local DirecTV costumers could be missing all that blood and a lot more if the station doesn't come to an agreement with the satellite provider. Channel 7's parent company and DirecTV have until midnight tonight to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Cults on Yo Gabba Gabba! and Our Five Other Favorite Musical Guests on Children's Television

    ​Cults were one of indie music's biggest breakout acts of 2011, landing on several Best of 2011 lists and cementing their spot among the blogosphere's buzz-worthiest bands. But what's an indie-pop group to do between albums? Sing holiday songs on children's television. Our internet friends over ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    October 29, 2011

    Iron Chef America Watch Party at Tudor House on Sunday

    Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor House​The season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Fred Durst Is a Douchebag! Limp Bizkit Singer Scores Conveniently Titled CBS Sitcom

    ​Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too. Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Plum TV: Large Layoffs and Major Restructuring UPDATED

    ​Just days after the resignation of CEO Jerry Powers, it seems Plum TV is headed for an uncertain future. Plum airs luxury lifestyle coverage on cable networks in a few high-end markets across America, including Miami Beach, Nantucket and Aspen, and recently launched magazines in Miami and the Ham ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Telemundo Will Tape 1,100 Hours of Telenovelas in Miami This Year, Create 550 Jobs

    ​Perhaps the solution to Miami's economic problems is the same as your abuela's solution to boredom: telenovelas! Telemundo plans to shoot about 1,100 hours of telenovelas in Miami-Dade this year. That represents an investment of about $35 million and 550 new jobs.

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Jose Canseco Has a Reality Show Concept He Wants Television Execs to Email Him About

    ​Jose Canseco spent his time on Celebrity Apprentice being as boring as possible and playing a lot of catch with Meatloaf. Then he left early, saying his father was deathly ill. Then Canseco was supposed to fight in a celebrity boxing match in Hollywood, but tried to send his twin brother Ozzie in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    LA Sweets, 2 Girls and Sugar Mama: Valentine's Cupcake Specials

    These belong to Martha Stewart but the idea remains the same. ​There is something about cupcakes that instantly infuses joy. They unearth childhood nostalgia. They are cute bundles of sweetness. They are like small personal gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. Cupcakes are also the perfect sweet tr ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 14, 2010

    South Park Illustrates Our Worst Fears About Jersey Shore

    ​When MTV announced Jersey Shore would film its second season in South Beach, Miami became the only place outside of Jersey to become infected by a Jersey-fied reality show. So last night's South Park, in which the mountain town is suddenly overrun by "cabbage-muffed" Jerseyites, hit close to home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Cooking Channel Morphing Into Food Network 2 Quicker Than Expected

    You didn't think Cooking Channel would stay Rachel Ray-less, did you?​When it started, we gave the Cooking Channel one year -- two year, tops -- before Scripps Network would decide it wasn't a big cash cow. Not because we don't relish the though of a high-end version from the Food Network, but bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Justin Timberlake and Chris Bosh Bet on Lakers-Heat Christmas Game

    ​Justin Timberlake made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week to promote his new film Social Network. The conversation eventually turned to the NBA, where Timberlake proclaimed his beloved L.A. Lakers would pull off the Three-Peat this year. Leno then asked about how th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Top Chef Upsets The Amazing Race to Win the Emmy

    Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. ​Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Covert Cuisine, Episode 10

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/Bravo​With the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Foreign Affairs, Episode 8

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoMarcus Samuelson and Padma Lakshmi​Can we just skip this middling episode and embrace the fabulousness that is Restaurant Wars next week? The preview looks like the drama-filled, make-it-or-break it moments Top Chef is celebrated for. So excited.In the meantime, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Power Lunch, Episode 7

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.​This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Everyone Gets Crabs, Episode 5 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoAndrea is finally on top!​This episode of Top Chef marked the first of the show's fauxmances, with the pairing off of Angelo and Tamesha in one corner, and Ed and Tiffany in another. Is it a sign of gamesmanship or true love? Or are these lusty chefs getting lonely i ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 17, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    The Return of Top Chef: Season Premiere Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Cupcakes Nouveau to Star in Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    courtesy of Cupcakes NoveauCristina Valdes and Shayrin Badillo​It seems like Miami will have a lot of talent to follow on TV this summer. We have Andrea Curto-Randazzo on Top Chef, Aria Kagan on The Next Food Network Star, and now the girls behind Cupcakes Nouveau will be starring in the new Food ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    February 25, 2010
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    January 18, 2010

    Conan/Haiti Mash

    ​"They put all the bodies in the streets, lined up. There was a school, about 60 kids. The whole school dropped down. You're talking about three stories, all the kids dead."--Jimmy Louis, talking about tragedy in Haiti"My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    American Idol for Amateur Cooks: Casting Call in Miami Announced for New Gordon Ramsay Series, Master Chef

    Fox BroadcastingDo you have the bollocks?​First there was the original kitchen battle from Japan, Iron Chef.  Then came Food Network's Iron Chef America, Fox's Hell's Kitchen, and Bravo's Top Chef series; Top Chef Masters soon followed.  You would think the pot has boiled over, but no!&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Brooke Hogan's Lesbian Kiss

    The premiere of Brooke Knows Best's second season was, dare I say, touching. We all know the personal saga of the Hogans (a messy divorce, the son's stint in jail, and the matriarch dating a 19-year-old boy toy), but that episode almost made you feel for a family with loads of money and a dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Last Night: Anthony Bourdain at the Arsht Center

    This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Muppet Madness

    Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Avenue Q?

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    Jay McCarroll Wins Again

    Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Fest reels in the Project Runway winner.

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    December 13, 2007

    It’s a Bird ... It’s a Plane ...

    It’s Super Grover at the BankUnited Center!

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